Candidates file for Quay County elections

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QCS Staff Eight candidates made Quay County Sheriff the most popular position for which candidates filed for the June 3 primary election on Tuesday. Incumbent Sheriff Joe Schallert is not running. Six Democrats and two Republicans filed to be on the ballot in the sheriff’s primary. In the only other contested race, two Republicans filed […]

Tucumcari man to be honored for sideline dedication

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By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer When you ask around Tucumcari about what their first thoughts are of Norman “Smitty” Smith you would not be surprised to hear them answer first, “haircut” or “straight razor shave.” Smith has become a staple of Tucumcari’s nostalgic lore. He operated his barbershop on the corner of South First […]

Legislators visit Arch Hurley Conservancy board

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By Steve Hansen QCS Managing Editor Local state lawmakers are calling Senate Bill 112 one of the most important pieces of legislation passed by the Legislature. The bill will help finance watershed restoration and management projects on the Canadian River in Quay County and Ute Creek watershed restoration and management projects in Harding County. Rep. […]

Lady Longhorns advance to second round of 1A state basketball tournament in Albuquerue

Emily Collins lead the Lady Longhorns on offense against the Lady Mustangs with 23 points, (10, 3-4). The Lady Longhorns will play the Lady Steers at 8:15 p.m., Tuesday at Bernalillo High School in Albuquerque.

Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer   The defending 1A state champion Logan Lady Longhorns handily defeated the Mountainair Lady Mustangs 83-33 Friday night, and now move on to the next round of the state basketball tournament in Albuquerque. “We are the defending state champions and we know there is a target on our backs,” said […]

Longhorns lose a heartbreaker in first round of 1A state basketball tournament

Longhorns' Dennis Earle and Wesley Gudgell guard  Seth Wateuma during Saturday's 60-58 loss to the visiting Warriors.

Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer   The Logan Longhorns’ state tournament run ended with a heartbreaking 60-58 loss to the To’hajiilee Warriors Saturday at Logan. “I am very proud of how the guys played,” said Rafel Roybal, Longhorns’ head coach. Roybal said it may seem cliche but the idiom, “you win some, you lose some,” […]

Lady Longhorns are set to host the Lady Mustangs in the first round of 1A state tournament

The Lady Longhorns will host Mountainair in the first round of the 1A state basketball tournament. Lady Longhorn’s Brooke Rachor cuts to the baseline and shakes her defender during a district game against the Fort Sumner Vixens.

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer The fifth-seed Logan Lady Longhorns take on the 12th- seed Mountainair Lady Mustangs in the first round of the 1A state basketball tournament Friday night at Logan. Longhorn’s coach Clair Rachor said he is proud the team is once again in the state tournament, but he is not happy […]

MainStreet director tours Tucumcari

Rich Williams (left), director of MainStreet programs for the New Mexico Department of Economic Development, discusses work plans with Eduardo Martinez, who helps MainStreet organizations with organizational matters, and Mark Lake, director of Tucumcari Main Street.

By Steve Hansen QCS Managing Editor Economic development, like charity, begins at home. It’s up to the residents of rural towns and cities in New Mexico to support local businesses and boost local economies, according to Rich Williams, director of New Mexico’s MainStreet programs for the state’s Department of Economic Development. Williams oversees the spending […]

Mesalands’ 16th annual Iron Pour begins on Sunday

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Meslands 16th annual Iron Pour draws in participants from all across the country.

QCS Staff Mesalands Community College’s 16th Annual Iron Pour starts Sunday with approximately 40 students and artists from across the nation participating. “This Iron Pour has welded together a community both from our local citizens and from our students who come year after year because they feel a part of Mesalands, the iron pour experience, […]

San Jon schools has a sweet time promoting heart health

Addie Lafferty smashes one into Chelsea Benally's face.  Behind them, Kaden Shaw  enjoys Karigan Thurman's reaction to his direct hit.

QCS Staff It was a case of get pledges, jump rope and throw pies — at people. San Jon elementary school students sold pledges to donors over the past several weeks and promised to participate in a marathon session of jump-roping to benefit the American Heart Association, according to Sherry Ford, a teacher and counselor. […]

NMDOT: All roads clear and passable as of 8 p.m. Sunday, will be checked early Monday

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Travel on Westbound  I-40 from Tucumcari resumes after traffic was stopped for more than four hours due to hazardous driving conditions Sunday morning.

Road update, 8 p.m. Sunday: The New Mexico Dept. of Transportation says all roads in Quay County and surrounding areas are clear and passable. DOT spokespersons say they’ll check the roads very early Monday morning to make sure they’re still driveable.